Use Cases & Verticals

Narrative Watch: The Hunt for Crypto’s Killer App

Starting today, accredited investors will be able to partake of $13.5 million in tokenized bonds connected to the contract of…

Data Provider Messari Closes $4 Million Funding Round

Data provider Messari has closed a $4 million funding round led by Uncork Capital with new participation from Coinbase Ventures…

Lock BTC, Get DAI: Lending Firm Bridges Bitcoin-DeFi Divide in Latin America

Canadian startup Ledn, which offers bitcoin-backed fiat loans, now also offers dollar-pegged DAI loans, connecting bitcoin users with ethereum’s decentralized…

Ant Financial and Bayer to Jointly Develop Blockchain for Agriculture

Bayer Crop Science has agreed to work with Alibaba's Ant Financial to develop a blockchain-based system for agricultural product monitoring.…

Harbor Tokenizes Real Estate Funds Worth $100 Million on Ethereum

Harbor has pivoted from helping companies issue security tokens to helping them tokenize existing securities. Announced Monday, the startup has…

Human-Trafficking Expert Urges US Congress to Regulate Crypto Miners

Cryptocurrencies are helping to facilitate human trafficking, and thus should be regulated far more heavily than at present, an expert…

Firearm Firm Wins Patent for Integrating Blockchain into ‘Black Box’ for Guns

Blockchain has made its way to the firearm industry with a patent issuance to Justifire, a Georgia-based gun appliance manufacturer.…

I Was Reddit’s First (And Only) Cryptocurrency Engineer

Ryan X. Charles describes his short-lived tenure at reddit and the trolls who made his life hell.Subscribe to CoinDesk on…

MPC Explained: The Bold New Vision for Securing Crypto Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital…

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

An encrypted email service that uses Blockstack IDs is hoping to make online privacy tools more accessible, especially in the…

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